SIXTH FORM OVERVIEW
Welcome to life in Sixth Form at Queen Anne’s, it is full of community and a place where we have an excellent record of A Level successes, with many going on to some of the top universities in the country including Oxford and Cambridge as well as choosing to continue their studies abroad and take on apprenticeships with industry leading brands.
Our Sixth Form centre is awarding winning for innovation, in September 2016 we were awarded the TES ‘Outstanding Post-16 Innovation Provision’. This is something that we are extremely proud of, we wanted to create an environment for the girls that would put their studies at the forefront of their minds in a space that caters to their needs and enhances the learning experience at such an important time in their lives.
Headmistress Julia Harrington said: “The Space provides our sixth form girls with a new way of looking at their learning – a creative, without-bounds space where they can develop their own way of looking at their personal development, use cutting edge technologies and plan their futures from an environment that links them to life at university and the world of work.”
Life in the Sixth Form is busy and action-packed, however the team fully understands the distinctive needs of students at this stage of learning and the importance of preparation for examinations, university entrance and employment.
Community is strong at Queen Anne’s and all members of the Sixth Form belong to their own House, Holmes for the Lower Sixth and Michell for the Upper Sixth. Both accommodate day girls alongside boarders and include a Housemistresses and resident House staff who play a large part in daily life. In addition to this the Director of Sixth Form is available to advise on organising and managing workload and to give general advice on examinations, revision strategies, university applications and all other aspects of Sixth Form life.
The girls can relax and enjoy their lunch in their own space, Café 6. They can order their lunch, catch up with friends and swap stories while keeping up to date with the latest news via the television.
Sixth Formers have their own small tutor group which meets regularly and the tutor works closely with individual students over two years, monitoring academic process and overseeing personal well-being. Additional support is provided by the Director of Sixth Form, the Academic Deputy Head, Pastoral Deputy Head and House staff.
During their time in the Sixth Form, students are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities on offer. These range from organised schemes such as Duke of Edinburgh, Young Enterprise, Model United Nations and public speaking to summer balls, trips out with friends and a vast range of extra-curricular activities.
At the beginning of the Lower Sixth all girls take part in an Induction Day. This is usually a one day event at the beginning of the new academic year in September. The girls will try a variety of team building and leadership exercises. As well as having fun, the idea is for the girls to bond and make new friendships including getting to know the Director of Sixth Form and the House staff. Here are a few pictures from the army day this year.
Mr Ben Stephenson is the Director of Sixth Form here at Queen Anne’s. Alongside Mrs Laura Balderson Assistant Director of Sixth Form and a team of dedicated Sixth Form tutors, Mr Stephenson looks after all the academic needs of the girls as well as overseeing their university applications.
Queen Anne’s School offers Scholarships for entry at Sixth Form based upon merit to encourage the promotion of excellence across all aspects of the school’s life.
All-Round Scholarships are available to candidates who are strong academically and also demonstrate ability in art, drama, music or sport. Candidates will be required to choose two out of these four options and will be examined in their two chosen options together with English and mathematics examination papers. The School will normally award an All-Round Scholarship up to a maximum of 30% of day fees.
Applications for the Sixth Form Scholarship Examination should be received by the Headmistress no later than the autumn half-term in the academic year prior to entry. Details of how to apply are sent to registered families prior to the Entrance Examination.
To be considered for a Queen Anne’s Scholarship, please click below to complete the form to kick start a conversation.